Neutering

Pet Neutering Implants – Could They Be For My Pets?
Neutering
Pet Neutering Implants – Could They Be For My Pets?
For decades, vets have been recommending that pet owners get their animals spayed or castrated. It’s a common topic brought up the first time we meet your new puppy or kitten. No doubt you are all familiar with the reaso…
October 15, 2020 • 36 shares
Is my dog having a false pregnancy?
Common Conditions
Is my dog having a false pregnancy?
False pregnancy is most commonly seen in the female dog (although cats may rarely be affected). Hormone changes after a ‘season’ or heat convince her and her body that she is pregnant. It is sometimes called phantom preg…
October 11, 2020 • 24 shares
Does neutering dogs cause cancer?
Neutering
Does neutering dogs cause cancer?
A surprising question…….  Since the 1970’s vets have advocated neutering for prevention of cancer in dogs and cats. There is evidence for a reduction in breast cancer in neutered female dogs(1) and cats (2). Surgica…
October 10, 2020 • 156 shares
Does neutering dogs prevent prostate disease?
Neutering
Does neutering dogs prevent prostate disease?
When talking about neutering, vets often list a series of diseases that neutering can help prevent. Prostate disease is often near the top of that list - but is it true? What are the impacts of neutering on prostate dise…
October 7, 2020 • 118 shares
When will my vet start neutering and spaying again?
News and Comment
When will my vet start neutering and spaying again?
The COVID lockdown brought ‘emergency-only’ appointments for veterinary practices across the UK. For the first 8 weeks, your pet would only be given an appointment if a delay in being seen would severely affect their hea…
June 22, 2020 • 43 shares
My dog’s really nervous after neutering - does he need some sort of HRT?
Behaviour
My dog’s really nervous after neutering - does he need some sort of HRT?
This is a really interesting question, and raises a number of really valid points. To answer it, we need to look in more detail the reasons why dogs behave the way they do, and the hormonal influences on them.
May 18, 2018 • 87 shares • 86 comments